Proposed features/Airspace

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Proposal status: Rejected (inactive)
Proposed by: TobiBS
Tagging: aeroway=airspace
Applies to: area
Definition: Airspaces defined by the local authorities

Rendered as: Not in standard map
Drafted on: 2009-05-29
RFC start: 2009-06-06

Please see Aviation for the reason why this is "rejected".

This proposal is thought as a standard for the tagging of airspaces (Airspace) used in aviation.


  • airspace=A/B/C/D/E/F/G/restricted/dangerous/prohibited Airspace class according to its definition by the local authorities.
  • ref=* Official number or reference of the airspace
  • name=* Official Name of the airspace
  • type=ctr/ If the airspace is a special type, like a controlzone (CTR) or similar
  • lower_limit_type=agl/msl/fl Type of the lower limit of the airspace, e.g. AGL (Above Ground Level), MSL (Mean Sea Level) or FL (Flight Level)
  • upper_limit_type=agl/msl/fl Type of the upper limit of the airspace, e.g. AGL (Above Ground Level), MSL (Mean Sea Level) or FL (Flight Level)
  • lower_limit=* Lower Limit of the airspace
  • upper_limit=* Upper Limit of the airspace


An airspace might be defined as a simple rectangle, for example a controlzone around an airport. Connect the four corners with an area and tag it according to its definition, lower limit of a controlzone is typical the ground, therefore 0ft, type AGL. Upper limit is normally in MSL, in our case 2200. It is a CTR therefore type should be ctr and the name is Braunschweig as it belongs to the airport. As a controlzone it is airspace class D.

See also


Today every country has its own interpretation of aviation maps, some things are standardized by ICAO, but not all. Therefore rendering is very dependent on local wishes, a proposal for Germany and the popular DFS ICAO Maps might be: based on User:TobiBS/Kosmos ICAO Map Germany Rules

It should obviously not be integrated in the standard map.


Discuss on the talk page, please.